Upcoming Events
June 21 – June 23, 2017
Location: Leesburg, VA
Event: American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) Annual Conference
Be our Guest! Kim Warchol, OTR/L, President of Dementia Care Specialists, will be leading a session on Thursday, June 22, 2017 between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. "Meeting New Dementia Care Regulations and Initiatives with Person-Centered, Strength-Based Programs, and Care Teams."

October 15 – October 18, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Event: American Health Care Association (AHCA) / National Centers for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention & Expo
Kim Warchol, OTR/L, President of Dementia Care Specialists, will speak and be part of a panel representing occupational therapy on Sunday, October 15, 2017 between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - "Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive Impairments – When to push and when to maintain." 

Kim will also present a session entitled "How to Deliver Strength Based Dementia Care That Supports Quality Initiatives," on Monday, October 16, 2017 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  

Our Dementia Care Specialists team looks forward to meeting you at our exhibit booth and sharing more about our staff development and consulting services.

October 29 – November 1, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Event: LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo
Come meet our Dementia Care Specialists team at our exhibit booth and learn more about our staff development and consulting services.



Past Events
May 1 – May 4, 2017
Location: Nashville, TN
Event: Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference

April 2 – April 4, 2017
Location: Memphis, TN
Event: 2017 Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) Annual Conference

March 30 – April 2, 2017
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Event: American Occupational Therapy Association's 2017 Annual Conference & Expo

February 26 – March 1, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Event: Environments for Aging Expo & Conference 2017
Session Title: “Dementia Capable Care: Foundation Course
Taught as a pre-conference program by Sharon Host

Session Title: “Compensatory Design Strategies for Memory Care: How to Create an Environment to Optimize Potential.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

October 21 – October 22, 2016
Location: New Orleans, LA
Event: 11th Cognitive Symposium 2016 & Annual Meeting of the Allen Cognitive Network
Sesstion Title: "Development of the Functional Cognitive Assessment: an Assessment Tool"
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L and DCS Certified Instructor Alyssa Ford, OTR 

October 16 – October 19, 2016
Location: Nashville, TN
Event: American Health Care Association (AHCA) / National Centers for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention & Expo
Session Title: “How to Prepare for and Deliver Memory Care Best Practice.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

September 22 – September 23, 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
Event: Memory Care Forum - San Diego
Session Title: "Key Components of Memory Care Best Practice, and Why They Matter."
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

May 24, 2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Event: 2016 Memory Care Forum
Session Title: "Key Components of Memory Care Best Practice, and Why They Matter." 
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

April 11, 2016
Location: Austin, TX
Event: Environments for Aging Annual Conference 2016
Session Title: "Initiating Memory Care: The Three Most Important Questions to be Answered."
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

April 9, 2016
Location: Austin, TX
Event: Environments for Aging Annual Conference 2016
Session Title: “Dementia Capable Care: Foundation Course
Taught as a pre-conference program by Sharon Host
 

April 7, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Event: The American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference & Expo
Session Title: “The Crucial Role of the Occupational Therapist in Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care.
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

November 2, 2015
Location: Columbus, OH
Event: Ohio Assisted Living Association Fall Conference
Session Title: “Creating Better Quality of Life for Residents with Dementia I” and “Creating Better Quality of Life for Residents with Dementia II”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

August 4, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Event: Pioneer Network Conference
Session Title: “Implementing Dementia Capable Care, Person-Centered Programs Utilizing a Planned Organization Change Process”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L and Mary Secor, Vice President of Curriculum for CPI

May 13 – May 14, 2015
Location: New Orleans, LA
Event: Louisiana Assisted Living Association (LALA)/ Leading Age Gulf States
Session Title: “Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

May 7, 2015
Location: New Orleans, LA
Event: 2015 American Association of Nursing Assessment Coordinators (AANAC) Conference
Session Title: “Dementia, Negative Behaviors, and Regulations”
Presented by: Chris Ebell

April 18, 2015
Event: 2015 Environments for Aging Annual Conference
Session Title: “Dementia Capable Care: Foundation Course”
Taught as a pre-conference program by Sharon Host

November 21 – November 22, 2014
Location: Springfield, IL
Event: Memory Loss Conference 2014
Session Titles:
  • “Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia.”
  • “Interventions to Facilitate Successful Engagement in Meaningful Activity.”
  • “Improving Life for Person with memory Loss and Their Care Partners.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

November 12, 2014
Location: Louisville, KY
Event: Kindred Healthcare’s 2014 Clinical Impact Symposium
Session Title: “Functional Cognitive Assessment and Compensatory Intervention:  Essential Skills for Serving Individuals with Dementia.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L
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November 6 – November 7, 2014
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Event: 11th Annual Allen Cognitive Network Symposium
Session Title: "Stage Specific, Person-Centered Memory Care: Advantages and Challenges."
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L and David Schonberg (from Schonberg and Associates)

Session Title: "Stage Specific, Person-Centered Memory Care: Advantages and Challenges."
Present by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L and Professor Christine Raber (from Shawnee State University)

May 2, 2014
Location: Anaheim, CA
Event: 2014 Environments for Aging Annual Conference
Session Title: “Dementia Capable Care: Foundation Course”
Taught as a pre-conference program by Sharon Host

April 5 – April 6, 2014
Location: Baltimore, MD
Event: 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo
Session Title: “The Expanding Role of the Occupational Therapist in Alzheimer’s Care.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

Session Title: “Applying the Dementia-Specific Lived Environment and Life Quality Model in Long Term Care Residential Settings.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L, Sharon Host, and Wendy Wood (from Colorado State University)

February 25, 2014
Location: Peachtree City, GA
Event: Private Event at Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Business
Session Title: “Memory Care Design – It Is Not One Size Fits All.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

November 16 – November 19, 2013
Location: Orlando, FL
Event: Healthcare Design Conference & Expo
Session Title: “Memory Care Design – It Is Not One Size Fits All.”
Presented by:
Kim Warchol, OTR/L
 

November 13, 2013
Location: Louisville, KY
Event: Kindred Healthcare’s 2013 Clinical Impact Symposium
Session Title: “Creating Effective Treatment Plans, Safe Transitions and Quality Discharge Planning Factoring in Cognition.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

November 29 – November 30, 2012
Location: Dayton, OH
Event: The Alzheimer’s Association – Miami Valley Chapter
Dementia Care Specialists
Participated in the Education & Resource Forum

November 2, 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Event: 9th Annual Allen Cognitive Network Symposium
Session Title: “Promoting Best Ability to Function and Positive Outcomes in an Assisted Living Memory Care Community.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L
 

October 18, 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Event: National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA) 2012 Fall Conference
Session Title: “A Therapy Led Care Model to Reduce Hospitalization and Other Risk Associated with Undermanaged Alzheimer’s/Dementia."
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

September 25, 2012
Location: New Orleans, LA
Event: Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) Fall Convention
Session Title: “Improve Quality Indicators and Maximize Revenue through Effective Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Interventions.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

September 14, 2012
Location: Columbus, OH
Event: Ohio Health Care Association Social Work Conference
Session Title: “How to Improve Outcomes Associated with Moderate to Severe Dementia.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

May 2, 2012
Location: Columbus, OH
Event: Ohio Health Care Association 2012 Annual Convention and Exposition
Session Title: “How to Improve Outcomes Associated with Moderate to Severe Dementia.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

April 18 – April 20, 2012
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Event: 2012 American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) Conference
Session Title: “Facilitate Successful Outcomes by Addressing Undetected and Unmanaged Dementia, Delirium and Depression.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

December 8 – December 11, 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Event: American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) 18th Annual Winter Marketplace
Kim Warchol, OTR/L
Participated in the Models of Excellence.

May 11, 2011
Location: Indiana, IN
Event: Indiana Health Care Association 2011 Long Term Care Convention & Conference
Session Title: “Interdisciplinary Dementia Care to Facilitate Successful Outcomes.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L

May 5, 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Event: Ohio Health Care Association 2011 Annual Convention and Exposition
Session Title: “How to Facilitate Successful Dementia Care Outcomes."
Presented by: Dementia Care Specialists
 

May 5 – May 6, 2011
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Event: 2011 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference
Session Title: “Understanding Behavioral Changes and Supporting Quality of Life through all the Stages of Dementia.”
Presented by: Dementia Care Specialists
 

April 14, 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Event: 2011 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo
Session Title: “Reimbursable Occupational Therapy Services for those with Dementia in LTC.”
Presented by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L
 

March 26, 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Event: American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) Long Term Care Medicine Annual Conference
Session Title: “ALTC Interdisciplinary Dementia Program Model that Creates Positive Health and Financial Outcomes”
Present by: Kim Warchol, OTR/L as part of a roundtable discussion. Kim was also a participant in the Model Programs and Policy Swap Session.



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